Course responsible teacher

Jonas Nycander


This course presents central aspects of physical oceanography, with emphasis on the global circulation and processes that are essential for it. This includes theories for the wind-driven circulation (in both one and several layers), and for the global overturning circulation and how it is forced by small-scale mixing. The different roles played by temperature and salinity in the circulation is also studied. Other topics are tropical circulation, internal waves, hydraulics, observational datasets, and the Baltic Sea.